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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.
If there's nothing wrong with the D12, why does it need yet another 30 days of testing?
I don't know. sixto, lame lefty don't know. No one knows.
Some days you just have to bang your head against the wall... :icon_dumm
I agree. Its time to go back to how it was. Sorry for my involvement in the negative spiral!
I look forward to updates from Sixto and hopefully Lefty. I'm sure the moderators will pass along any news they get!
I'll betcha E* knows whats wrong with D12. Really.
i betcha E* is responsible
I've seen nothing of note on any forum to suggest that there is anything actually wrong with D12. I've read everything from intelligently thought out reasons for the delay of the drift by people who clearly have some knowledge of the events taking place, to speculative nonsense from people with the IQ of a turnip.
The reality would appear to be that at one point D12 was ahead of schedule, and then another area of testing redressed that balance and created a delay.
Welcome to the world of technology....especially when the technology is 23,000 miles away.
This bird will deliver what DirecTV promised it will deliver.....when DirecTV is fully satisfied that it's ready to be added to production.
I believe you have summarized things quite well and accurately in your post.
"I've seen nothing of note on any forum to suggest that there is anything actually wrong with D12" - TDK1044
I've taken to wandering by with less frequency because of the endless semantic whining. Each time I leave, I check Google for any real information about D12 - and there is none. Then, frankly, I check a 2-week chart on DirecTV stock valuation - and there is no serious change outside market fluctuation.
I won't try to explain to folks unused to scientific methods, good engineering practices, how and why extended testing can be positive or negative.
I've been staying away because boredom grows according to the inverse ratio of Gullitt's Law.
For those of you not familiar with the history of Fulham Football Club, Ruud Gullitt was a great player who became a mediocre manager with an especially disappointing record at FFC.
At a press conference noted solely for the sort of endless questioning and useless theorizing typical of similar press conferences, Gullitt finally responded:
"What if, what if, what if? If my auntie had balls she'd be my uncle!"
And that has become Gullitt's Law - perfectly applicable to so many other topics.
yeah lets stick to shop talk...most of my posts (they're not even in large number-->IF any) I aint ganged up on no-one. Im not even gonna scroll back to see what some of you are talking about..I value everyone's opinion here
question? they can request another 30 days testing at 76 degrees?
From DirecTV's Twitter page:
"SwanniOnHD We will be announcing future HD plans for DIRECTV later this year. Stay tuned to directv.com for the latest information. ".
What concerns me is that they've gone from responding with 'soon' to 'later this year' when responding to questions about new HD.
Later this year could also mean 5 minutes from now. Relax folks. Once again, for probably the 1,000th time...we have absolutely no cause for concern whatsoever.
Special attention should also be paid to who they were responding to. As if they would give "it" any good info.
It is fairly close "So to speak" to E* eastern arc:eek2:
I think they're hedging their bets. If they say soon and they're still testing it looks bad. If they say later this year, that could be anything from a couple of months to the end of the year and it looks not so bad.
Great, I switched from one company that never informs its customers of anything, to a company that is always informative, Now they don't inform its customers on this. Yep I could see trouble coming.
They need to get this thing moving.
Dish: We're First With 200 HD Channels
For D* to sit on their A$$es and do nothing while E* blows D* away in HD is bothersome.
D* must really think Sports is the answer.
I see D* having a poor 2nd quarter and E* having a good one.
Last year's 1Q conference call was May 7. This year, while there hasn't been an official announcement yet, some sites are listing it for May 3. Last year they announced when the conference call would be on Apr 22, so probably this week we get a definite date.
The one thing I'm sure of re D12, is D* would prefer, if reasonably possible, to have that bird at least on the move before the beginning of that conference call and its associated earnings and "quarter highlights" release. I'm not saying they'll do anything stupid or risky to make that happen, but there will be some very senior type execs putting pressure on engineering to make it happen, or make the engineers push back hard as to why it can't.
Because if it doesn't happen by then, "Wassup wit' D12?" becomes far more of a focus on that analysts' call than the exec team wants to see happen. If it's at least on the move, they sell that as a win and any questioning is minimal and perfunctory.
Why isn't DBS Talk Hounding D*?
I thought DBS Talk had tons of connections with Directv?
Press release / discussion thread here